HOLD THE PHONE!

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The year 2018 looks set to be the end for the tele­phone box in France, now that French law no longer re­quires towns to have at least one booth. There are a to­tal of 5,450 tele­phone boxes left in France, com­pared to 30,000 20 years ago. From 2012-2015, their us­age de­creased by 90% and they now rep­re­sent a loss for phone com­pany Or­ange. But not all of the booths are destined for the scrap yard – 1,257 have al­ready been saved and trans­formed into mini li­braries and the pub­lic is be­ing con­sulted about al­ter­na­tive op­tions.

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